Mike Moon
Horse racing correspondent
1 minute read
29 Apr 2022
6:30 am

Yikes! Here comes Fairview…

Mike Moon

Friday's action will be on the polytrack.

Some closely contested battles are expected at Fairview on Friday. Picture: iStock

You’re forgiven for being a tad gun-shy of Fairview racecourse after the results of last Friday, when a series of whoppers mercilessly mowed down the punters.

But let’s look forward and try to build confidence by telling ourselves those 66-1 and 25-1 rounds came from a machine-gun nest on the turf track whereas this Friday the action is on the Polytrack, which is often a lot more forgiving to man and beast.

Still, the human inclination is to search for hidden explosive devices lurking in the Fairview form – especially as many in-form runners on this card have very wide draws.

By definition, finding roughies is hard, but close scrutiny – not to mention blindfold-and-stab in the dark – can throw up a few “lurkers”.

Some possibilities to conjure with:

  • No 8 European Summer in Race 2
  • No 9 Cave Rock in Race 3
  • No 5 A Thousand Tunes in Race 5
  • No 5 Encryption in Race 6
  • No 3 Princess On Fire in Race 7
  • No 11 Life On Mars and No 14 Undisclosed in Race 8

SELECTIONS

1: 3 Easy Living, 4 Emily’s Spirit, 8 Tipsy Tina, 6 Likeable

2: 1 Rhythm Of The Rain, 6 Miss Rose, 8 European Summer, 2 Lily Of Orange

3: 2 Champagnesocialist, 3 Psychedelic Eric, 4 Power Surge, 9 Cave Rock

4: 7 St Patrick’s Day, 1 Silver Slippers, 2 Sugar Snap, 3 Gift Of Giving

5: 2 Cane Lime ’N Soda, 7 Morse, 1 Coffee Break, 5 A Thousand Tunes

6: 8 Meercat, 1 Colorado Springs, 5 Encryption, 7 Phoenix

7: 7 Mrs Hotline, 10 Vision On Ice, 13 Dancing Girl, 3 Princess On Fire

8: 13 Line Of Power, 11 Life On Mars, 14 Undisclosed, 3 Jean’s Mom

Pick 6: 2,3 x 1,2,7 x 1,2,5,7,8,9 x 1,4,5,7,8 x 7,10 x 2,3,11,13,14 (R1800)

PA: 1 x 2 x 1,7 x 1,2,7 x 1,8 x 7,10 x 11,13 (R48)